Attention High School Juniors and Seniors in DC, MD and VA:
Enter the PAVE Essay Contest and Win Money For College!
Partners for Automated Vehicle Education is excited to partner with STEER, the District Department of Transportation, and the Maryland Department of Transportation to host the second annual PAVE Essay Contest and Scholarship Program for high school juniors and seniors in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
What is the PAVE Essay Contest?
The PAVE Essay Contest and Scholarship Program encourages high school juniors and seniors to imagine a world with autonomous vehicles and write about what this new technology would mean for their communities. Students need to submit their final essays (1,000 words or fewer) by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 15, 2024.
Who can enter?
The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors who live in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Where is the contest?
This year’s contest is in the Washington D.C. Tri-State Area, but we will expand to other locations for the 2024-2025 school year.
What do I write about?
Students can choose between three essay prompts, and they should submit their essay (1,000 words or fewer) by the March 15, 2024 deadline. The essay prompts for the contest are listed in the entry form.
How are the winners selected?
A selection committee, made up of AV industry experts, will score the essays using this scoring rubric.
How do I enter?
To enter, complete your entry form, including the text of your essay (1,000 words or fewer), by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 15, 2024. If you are unable to access the Google form, send an email to [email protected] and we’ll send you a pdf copy of the submission form.